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FYI, These Face Masks You'll Find Online Are Not FDA-Approved

Check your mask!
With our COVID-19 cases continuing to rise with each passing day (the Philippines reached the 500,000 mark last January 17), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public against five face mask brands that have not been certified for public use.TOP

FYI, Those Insta-Famous Copper Masks Might Not Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

There's a reason why MakatiMed doesn't allow it.
Copper masks quickly became popular for its "bacteria exterminating" promise and stylish, unique look. You've probably seen it all over social media, and many celebrities have been spotted wearing the trendy mask. We have to admit—it's definitely a notch higher than a surgical

Here's Where You Can Order Reusable Abaca Face Masks

They're made in Catanduanes, the abaca capital of the Philippines!
Plastic pollution is one of the top environmental problems in the world, and the COVID-19 pandemic isn't helping as single-use surgical masks, gloves, gowns, and food packaging get added to the mix. Since face masks are now one of our everyday necessities,

What Should You Wear Outside to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus?

People think that bundling themselves from head to toe is the best way to stay safe, but this might not be the case.
The ongoing community quarantine advises us to head outside only for essential purposes. For many of us, this means visiting the grocery or drugstore once in a while to stock up on supplies. But even though going outside is a rare occurrence, people

Your Long Nails Might Be Putting You at Higher Risk of Getting COVID-19

It's time for a trim!
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how the world functions. Governments had non-essential establishments closed and introduced curfew hours to control the spread of the disease. The World Health Organization also imposed that we observe "physical distancing" whenever we're out. Citizens around

Here Are Other Ways to Socialize While Observing Physical Distancing

For people who are in desperate need to socialize.
The World Health Organization does not want us to call it “social distancing.” Instead, it wants us to use the term “physical distancing,” emphasizing our need to stay connected with our family and friends.“It doesn't mean that socially we have to disconnect from

UPDATE: We Now Have a Medically-Reviewed PPE Suit Design!

It's free to use! Here's how you can contribute to the Philippine fashion industry's fight against COVID-19.
UPDATE: With the help of Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Jesus Julio Ancheta of The Medical City Sta. Rosa Laguna, Vice President Leni Robredo and fashion designer Mich Dulce have identified that the ideal, recommended material for PPE suits is taffeta SBL. The doctor also

How to DIY a Face Shield That You Can Donate to COVID-19 Frontliners

You only need a few materials!
The skyrocket in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed an unsettling fact: There is simply not enough supplies to provide for all our medical professionals. Luckily, there is a way to fight that shortage, and it

Here's How You Can Make Your Own Cloth Mask at Home

Don't have a mask yet?
Before anything else, we would like to remind you that a cloth mask is not enough to protect you from COVID-19. It can't be used as personal protective equipment (PPE), however, it is better than not wearing anything at all. The World

This Video Explains Exactly How Soap Kills the Coronavirus

And why you really need to wash your hands for 20 seconds.
You’ve probably heard it a million times at this point, but in case you needed another reminder: Washing your hands is one of the most effective way to kill and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. You literally just have to get

Human Trials for the First COVID-19 Vaccine Have Begun

The vaccine was developed in record time.
A potential vaccine for the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus, or COVID-19, has begun Phase 1 of its clinical trials in Seattle, Washington, Forbes reported on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.The much-awaited vaccine, called mRNA-1273, was developed in collaborative efforts between biotechnology company Moderna and researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).Clinical trials mean

6 Alternative Disinfectants to Rubbing Alcohol That Actually Work

And those that are...not so effective.
"My swimming pool has chlorine. Can I use swimming pool water as disinfectant?" These are just some of the desperate questions people are asking as grocery shelves run out of rubbing alcohol. The danger in these times lies in people turning to

A Doctor Sets the Record Straight About the Most Common COVID-19 Myths

Don't believe in hearsay. The coronavirus will NOT simply go away in the summer months.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines has risen to 202, with a recorded 17 deaths as of Wednesday, March 18, according to the Department of Health. As more and more patients are diagnosed by the hour, a sense of rising panic

Here's How You Can Boost Your Immune System at Home

Stay safe and healthy indoors!
Right now, social distancing is everyone's best bet for preventing COVID-19 infection. But while you're at it, why not take steps to boost your immune system, too? Not only will you feel more secure while staying at home, incorporating healthier habits will also

Soap—Not Alcohol—Is Your Best Defense Against COVID-19, Says a Doctor

It's your most effective weapon against the virus.
With the city of Metro Manila in "community quarantine" because of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, it's no surprise that supermarkets, drugstores, and malls are in chaos. People are rushing to stock up on food and supplies, specifically disinfectants